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Five Creative Ways To Use Fiverr For Your Blog

I’ll start by flat out saying, I’m a Fiverr addict. I’ve spent plenty of $5 spots on Fiverr over the past couple of years for various projects. On the off chance that you’ve never heard of Fiverr, it’s an online marketplace where people offer services for only $5. The gigs range anywhere from creating a logo to giving video testimonials for your products or services. The site is extremely popular amongst internet marketers but even casual bloggers can make great use of Fiverr. Unfortunately some people simply don’t know how to use it effectively, and that’s where I come in!

Before I get into my list, I want to give you a little insight into how you should not use Fiverr.

  • Buying traffic: I never recommend buying traffic in general. But when you’re only paying $5 for it, you can rest assured that there is next to no benefit to be gained.
  • Buying tweets: There are tons of gigs on Fiverr promising to tweet a link to your site to 100,000 Twitter followers. But take a look at how many of the gigs have been ordered. If they have 100 orders, then they more than likely only tweet links to sites all day. This is a good sign that the Twitter account they use is strictly for Fiverr and the followers are all bots. So consider it a waste of money.
  • Buying followers and likes: Ironically enough, the people offering the Tweet gigs usually get their followers through Fiverr. Fake Twitter followers and Likes are a waste for the most part. Some people say that buying a couple thousand Likes or followers makes your page look more like an “authority” page. In my experience, you do much better getting legitimate followers. And you also risk getting your social network accounts banned for violating the TOS.
  • Buying backlinks: The gigs promising 1,000 backlinks to your website to rank higher in Google might seem attractive at first glance. But in reality, all you’re getting is a bunch of low quality backlinks from sites linking to thousands of other sites. These links can potentially hurt your blog’s rankings so it’s best to steer clear of most of them, especially if you’re a SEO novice.

Now that I got that out the way, let’s move on to some actual good uses for Fiverr on your blog. These are all things that I have personally used on my blogs at some point or another and are sure fire ways to help your blog too.

1: Video Intros

If you don’t make videos for your blogs, you should. To spice up those videos a little bit, adding a nice logo reveal or other introduction can be extremely helpful. Fiverr is my go to place for getting these intros made. Since I don’t have Adobe After Effects, it’s much easier and cost effective for me to get my intros made up really quickly on Fiverr. And here’s a nice little tip. If you don’t see an intro you like on Fiverr, you can purchase a template from Video Hive and have someone from Fiverr customize it for you. I’ve done this several times and it works great! Just be sure to contact the seller before you order to make sure they can do what you need. Here’s the Blog About Blogs video intro I got from Fiverr:

Custom Intro Gigs

2: Banners for your site

I really like using Fiverr for graphic design work. Getting some nice simple banners made for your site so that others can promote your blog or to use in your own advertising efforts is a great idea. Get a badge made up and place the html code on your sidebar so that your readers can copy and paste it right into their own site. You’d be surprised at how many people are willing to have your badge on their blogs. Check out the sidebar of The Book Cellar {http://thebookcellarx.com} to see this in action. They use a simple “Grab my button” widget to allow people to display their button. For $5, it’s not a bad investment.

book cellar button

Custom banner gigs

3: Theme music

How awesome would it be to have theme music for your blog? You can use Fiverr to get a nice little jingle made. There are gigs where people will write, sing, and record a completely custom jingle for you. How will you use this jingle you ask? You can add it onto the end of your videos, or incorporate them into the video intros I recommended earlier. Using Fiverr is all about being creative and thinking of ways to help your blog stand out. I’m actually thinking of getting one made for my Blog About Blogs site.

Jingle gigs

4: Business card design

I love the fact that more and more bloggers are starting to realize that their blogs should be treated like a business. And because of that, I’m starting to see that many are getting business cards for their sites. Some bloggers struggle to promote their blogs but they never even think to hand out business cards to people within their niche or even to other bloggers. Networking for your blog doesn’t all have to be done online. You can get some pretty nicely designed business cards on Fiverr if you don’t want to invest a large sum of money when you’re just starting out. Just give the seller any info they need and any special requests and they’ll take it from there.

Custom business card design gigs

5: WordPress help

I’ll admit that while I know a decent amount about coding (I’m currently taking classes to learn more), there are times when I simply run into problems with my WordPress blogs that I have no idea how to fix. That’s when I turn to Fiverr. For just $5, you can find someone to fix pretty much any issue you run into on WordPress or even just general HTML/CSS problems. Interestingly enough, having the assurance that I can have coding problems fixed on Fiverr has actually helped me out a lot in learning to customize WordPress themes because I’m not afraid of messing things up. If you have any problems with coding in WordPress, hit up Fiverr to get help. They have an entire section for people offering WordPress related gigs.

WordPress help gigs

Fiverr Buyer Tips

In case you’re new to Fiverr or have had some bad experiences, here are a few tips to keep in mind when ordering the gigs in general.

Sort by rating: When you deal with high rated sellers, you decrease the chances of getting low quality service or running into issues.

fiverr ratings

Make use of express gigs: Sometimes I need things completed in a rush. So I look for the Express gigs. These are gigs that the seller will complete within 24 hours.

express gigs fiverr

Get more with extras: One of the newer additions to Fiverr is Extras. These are basically add-ons that you can buy for the gigs you order from the seller. Make sure you give the extras a look because sometimes sellers offer some very nice additions that can enhance the gig.

Fiverr gig extras

Look at reviews!: Sometimes people will just look at the number of positive reviews a gig has. Take a second to read the actual reviews. It’s not uncommon for buyers to give a positive review but leave some info in the actual comment that you don’t like. I’ve commented on delivery speed but gave a positive review because I liked the quality of the work.

Fiverr Reviews

Contact the seller before you order: You want to make sure that you and the seller are on the same page before you place your order. I always message the seller before I order and give them the details. Once they confirm that they can do it, I place my order.

Look at the “Orders in queue” and est. delivery: If you need your gig ordered in a certain amount of time, you’d better make sure their aren’t 99 orders in queue or that the delivery date isn’t longer than you can wait. It’s easy to overlook these small details.

The Wrap Up

Fiverr has been one of my favorite tools for blogging recently. Maybe it’s the low price point of $5 that makes me gravitate toward is (I’m a fairly cheap person J) but I use it regularly and recommend it for any blogger on a budget.

Some other notable uses for Fiverr:

  • Logos
  • Facebook Timeline Covers
  • Twitter backgrounds
  • Simple mobile apps
  • Commercials
  • Article writing (be very careful with this. Most high quality writers don’t write for just $5)

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Dominique is the creator of Blog About Blogs. He has been a freelance writer for over 2 years and enjoys anything that has to do with internet marketing. Check him out on Google+ and follow him on Twitter.

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  • Rahul

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  • oladiti dnajeem

    Great Post i want to agree with the author that When you deal with high rated sellers, you decrease the chances of getting low quality service or running into issues.

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